Practical Sheep Keeping

Author: Kim Cardell
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847975860
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 160
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Practical Sheep Keeping explains everything you need to know to manage sheep and keep them healthy. Aimed particularly at the keeper of the small flock - say around thirty ewes - the principles nevertheless apply to flocks of all sizes. From choosing and buying, through housing, feeding and routine management, to breeding and lambing, Kim Cardell offers sound advice based on many years' experience. Contents include: Where to begin; Fencing, shelter and housing; Moving, handling and transport; Breeding and genetics; Nutrition.Grassland and crops; Wool and shearing; Keeping the flock healthy; Lambing and lamb rearing; Marketing and business. A comprehensive guide to sheep keeping aimed at sheep farmers and potential sheep farmers, especially on a smaller scale. Gives sound advice on how to manage sheep and how to keep them healthy. Fully illustrated with over 120 black & white photographs and diagrams. Kim Cardell is an experienced sheep keeper, farming journalist and past editor of The Sheep Farmer.

Sheep Keeping

Inspiration and practical advice for would-be smallholders
Author: Richard Spencer
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1909881112
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 300
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A fascinating and practical guide to the sheep breeds of Britain. Covers the hill, lowland, downland, primitive and commercial breeds from the Beulah Speckled Face to the Friesland. Expert advice on every aspect of keeping sheep, from sheltering, grazing and feeding, right through to lambing time. Britain has a wonderful tradition of keeping sheep, from the Badger Face Welsh Mountain sheep and the Norfolk Horn to the Oxford Down and the Scottish Greyface. Whatever land you have available, this book will help you to choose the right sheep for you. Whether you want to breed lustrous Soay sheep wool or delicious Herdwick lamb, every stage of the sheep keeping process is covered here. Learn how to choose livestock, graze your animals, cope with lambing time and sell your lambs everything you need to know is covered here.


Small-Scale Sheep Keeping For Pleasure And Profit
Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1935484826
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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These Hobby Farms livestock care manuals will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm - for pleasure and profit.

Practical Lambing and Lamb Care

A Veterinary Guide
Author: Andrew Eales,John Small,Colin Macaldowie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470698314
Category: Medical
Page: 272
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Millions of lambs and ewes die each year during the lambing season. The reasons behind this high level of perinatal mortality are not easily explained and problems that do arise may be difficult to predict. This fully revised new edition of Practical Lambing and Lamb Care attempts to unravel this complex subject by providing practical guidance and information on all aspects of lambing and lamb care. It covers the major diseases and problems in lambs, from poisoning to foot and mouth disease, and includes chapters on the health of the ewe (including abortion issues), preventative methods, lambing techniques and also considers animal welfare issues. A first aid manual for all sheep farmers and veterinary students, with essential information on improving lamb mortality and avoiding stress at lambing time New material on zoonotic infections, handling and storage of drugs, flock health plans, and considerations for organic producers Lots of colour photographs to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disease

Practical Self Sufficiency

Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405365641
Category: House & Home
Page: 304
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Everything you need to know about modern-day self-sufficient living from stars of the BBC series - It's Not Easy Being Green - Dick & James Strawbridge Want to save on your fuel bills, ready to grow your own, reduce your carbon footprint, and take the self-sufficient plunge? Dick and James Strawbridge show how to make the practical changes that will have a big impact on your life - without having to transform your lifestyle. Sharing their experiences, tips and techniques, the Strawbridges provide all the step-by-step advice you need for successful eco projects, large and small. Learn to grow your own fruit & veg, make a wormery, build a chicken ark, install solar panels and more. Each undertaking is realistic, achievable and sustainable. You won't need to go the whole hog - just pick and mix to suit your needs, for long-lasting dividends.

Mein Leben als Schäfer

Author: James Rebanks
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641183235
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Das Leben auf dem Land – packend und authentisch erzählt James Rebanks’ Familie lebt seit Generationen im englischen Hochland, dem Lake District. Die Lebensweise ist seit Jahrhunderten von den Jahreszeiten und Arbeitsabläufen bestimmt. Im Sommer werden die Schafe auf die kahlen Berge getrieben und das Heu geerntet; im Herbst folgen die Handelsmessen, wo die Herden aufgestockt werden, im Winter der Kampf, dass die Schafe am Leben bleiben, und im Frühjahr schließlich die Erleichterung, wenn die Lämmer geboren und die Tiere wieder in die Berge getrieben werden können. James Rebanks erzählt von einer archaischen Landschaft, von der tiefen Verwurzelung an einen Ort. In eindrucksvoll klarer Prosa schildert er den Jahresablauf in der Arbeit eines Hirten, bietet uns einen einzigartigen Einblick in das ländliche Leben. Er schreibt auch von den Menschen, die ihm nahe stehen, Menschen mit großer Beharrlichkeit, obwohl sich die Welt um sie herum vollständig verändert hat.

Small-Scale Sheep Keeping

Author: Jeremy Hunt
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571265618
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 228
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Small-scale sheep keeping is one of the major growth areas of livestock breeding. The success of rare breeds and their proven commercial qualities has encouraged intense interest in minority sheep but whether you keep ten or a hundred ewes the same strict principles of management must be followed if success is to be achieved. This book aims to inform, encourage, advise and even entertain its readers. Sheep keeping can be a most enjoyable hobby but small flock owners all too often find it difficult to related to books aimed at the commercial producer. Sound, practical advice which is easily understood and efficiently put into practice is what this book offers.

Sheep Keeping

Author: Phillipa Page,Kim Hamer
Publisher: Professional Smallholder Series
ISBN: 9781910455937
Category: Sheep farming
Page: 214
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Sheep Keeping is a practical guide to common problems seen in small sheep flocks. It is suitable for experienced smallholder sheep farmers, but also relevant to new and prospective ones. As a sheep keeper, have you ever wanted to go into more depth with your vet and gain expert advice that will keep your flock healthy and happy? This guide provides in-depth veterinary information to complement local veterinary consultations. Advice is offered on everyday issues, such as: feeding and nutrition; housing; organ systems and their function; disease and treatments; and sheep behavior. Each chapter guides the reader through different sheep keeping systems, organ biology, correct diet and nutrition, lambing time, and the many problems that can occur at this time of year. Helpful photographs and diagrams will help readers identify and describe diseases, including recognizing abnormal behaviour and the signs of disease in their sheep. The chapter on routine husbandry procedures will help readers prevent diseases through good practice. (Series: The Professional Smallholder Series) [Subject: Farm Studies, Sheep Keeping]

Practical sheep dairying

the care and milking of the dairy ewe
Author: Olivia Mills
Publisher: HarperThorsons
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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Practical Sheep Husbandry

Author: William A. Burns
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781376665215
Category: History
Page: 88
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The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals

Raising Chickens, Goats, Pigs, Sheep, and Cows
Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 163450125X
Category: Pets
Page: 256
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A second edition of the beloved guide to farm animals. When the going gets tough, the tough . . . start raising their own food. In the first full-color guide of its kind, author and small farm owner Laura Childs reveals exactly what it takes to start raising your own animals, including chickens, geese, goats, sheep, pigs, and cows. Childs discusses what you can expect to harvest from your animals—from eggs to milk to meat to wool—based on her own real-life experiences. Whether you want to raise a few chickens for eggs alone, try your hand at a few goats with the intention of making your own cheese, or sustain your family and make some extra money from raising cows and selling beef, this is the book for you. Childs explains how to get started and everything you need to know about successfully raising each animal, including: • Comparison of breeds • Designing your farm strategy • Preparing a home for your livestock • What to feed your animals • Animal health • Breeding • Milking, laying eggs, and butchering This invaluable guide is the perfect first book for anyone interested in starting a backyard barnyard or a small farm—or simply dreaming about the idea.

Cow Keeping in India

A Simple and Practical Book on Their Care and Treatment Their Various Breeds
Author: S. N. Sinha
Publisher: Daya Books
ISBN: 9788176220989
Category: Cattle
Page: 306
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A Simple And Practical Book On Cattle And Their Care And Treatment In India. The Book Is Divided Into 36 Chapters. Part I The Advantages Of Keeping Cows; Breeds Of Cattle; Buying Cows; Points In A Good Cow; Food; House And Utensils; Attendants; Washing, Grooming And Exercise; Breeding; Bulls; Bullocks; Dry Cows; Management Of Cows When Calving; Calves: Their Value, Management And House; Points In A Good Calf; Castrating Calves; Taking The Bull; Barren Cows; Age Of Cattle And Names At Diffrent Ages; Price Of Cattle; Milk; Cream; Butter; Ghee; Curd, Cheese And Tyer; Lice, Ticks, Flies Etc.; The Seasons Of The Year; Cattle-Dung; Grazing Fields; Dairy-Farming; Breeding And Rearing Farm Dry-Cow Farming And Cattle-Shows. Part Ii Diseases Of Cattle, Goats And Sheep; Some Common Complaints; Dangerous But Not Contagious Diseases; Contagious And Fatal Diseases. It Covers A Large Field Of Discovery, Both In The Theory And Practice Of Cattle Breeding And Cow Keeping In India. The Text Has Been Aptly Illustrated Through Photographs And A Comprehensive Index Have Been Provided To Enhance The Utility Of The Book.